U-Pick Strawberry Farms :: In & Around Birmingham

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2022 strawberry season is getting off to a crazy start! The freeze of March 12 has pushed the opening days of the strawberry farms to later than normal. So, be sure to keep an eye on Facebook for individual details from each of these farms.

Once strawberry fields start to open, I would advise showing up early in the day, at 8:00 a.m. or earlier if possible. This isn’t only to bypass some of the crowds that may be present, but to help you out of the blazing hot sun. Strawberries are planted in big, open fields.

Here is a list of pick-your-own strawberries in the metro Birmingham area.

Where to Pick Your Own Strawberries

Penton Farms

Sugar Hill U-Pick

3358 County Road 59
Verbena, Alabama 36091
205-351-1480

Penton Farms is a fourth-generation family-owned farm in Verbena, Alabama, about 90 minutes south of Birmingham. Penton Farms does more than just strawberries—they have other fruits and veggies for sale, too. There is also a playground and lots of open space for kids to let loose all of their pent-up energy! U-Pick strawberries are $11 per gallon bucket and pre-picked berries are $12 per gallon bucket. They are open from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; and 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, Monday, and Tuesday. They are closed on Sundays.

Child enjoying a strawberry farm
This is an oldie, but a goodie!

Jerry Marsh Farms

234 Marsh Cutoff Rd.
Cleveland, AL 35049
205-681-8514

Jerry Marsh Farms is located in Cleveland, about 45 minutes northeast of Birmingham. Keep an eye on Facebook for opening date and pricing. Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. They accept cash and checks only.

Holmestead Farm

6582 Clay Co Rd 7
Waldo, AL 35160
256-404-4316

Holmestead Farm is an organic-practiced berry, fruit, and vegetable farm located in Talladega, about 90 minutes southeast of Birmingham. In addition to strawberries, they also offer many other kinds of produce, pies, and other goodies in their country store. Call ahead or check Facebook to verify opening day. The price of strawberries is $15 for a full gallon. Their hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. Check Facebook on bad weather days to verify they are open.

DeLoach Farms

171 Co Rd 468
Vincent, AL 35178
205-249-1297

DeLoach Farms is located in East Shelby County, and they now have a U-Pick strawberry option! The farm has been around since 1820, and their website has more information about their history. They update their Facebook page to let everyone know their plan for each day, so check there before heading out. Their hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday. They are open on Sundays from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Norris Farms

1261 Alford Bend Rd.
Gadsden, AL 35903
256-492-1108

Norris Farms is located in Hokes Bluff, about 90 minutes northeast of Birmingham. Strawberries are $12 a gallon for U-pick or already picked for $14 a gallon. Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturdays. Be sure to keep an eye on their Facebook page for any changes. They accept cash and checks only.

Abney Farms

10490 Bradford-Trafford Road
Trafford, AL 35172

Abney Farms is located in Trafford, which is about 30 minutes north of Birmingham. U-pick strawberries are $14 for a gallon bucket. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for this year’s opening date and times.

J Durbin Farms

Sunshine Farms U-Pick Strawberry Field

11728 County Road 37
Clanton, AL 35045
(205) 280-0242

Sunshine Farms U-Pick Strawberry Field is located in Clanton, about an hour south of Birmingham. Strawberries can be picked for $10 a gallon or you can get a pre-picked gallon for $12. They open at 7:00 a.m. every morning. When they run out of strawberries for the day, they’ll post it on Facebook, so keep an eye on their page.

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Kristina is an Alabama native who came to Birmingham in 2005 for college (has it really been 15 years?!). She had lived in Muscle Shoals her whole life up until that point. After graduating from UAB in 2009 with a degree in journalism and a minor in music, she married Paul in 2011. Paul has worked in the tech industry since 2009. Kristina has had several jobs in the area - everything from banking, veterinary medicine and receptionist. She most recently worked from home as low-level tech support. Kristina and Paul had the biggest surprise of their lives when they went in for the first 8-week ultrasound and found out that they were expecting "spontaneous" twins! Everything was going to change already, but they had to multiply it by two! Two girls, Elle and June, were born in July 2019 and nothing has been the same since. Kristina is now a stay-at-home mom to Elle and June and it has been the most rewarding job of all! Kristina, Paul, Elle and June make home in Alabaster, where you can usually find them on the weekends. They like going around to the things in the area, such as shopping and going on walks in the park. The babies are famous - neither Kristina or Paul can go anywhere alone without people asking about the twins!

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